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Twenty years since Kargil War: Incompetence and veniality of generals killed soldiers, allowed Pakistan to cross LoC
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Twenty years since Kargil War: Incompetence and veniality of generals killed soldiers, allowed Pakistan to cross LoC

From litigation and classified documents on 199 Kargil War, this much is clear that the top military and civilian leadership ignored warnings of imminent conflict and army generals scapegoated mid-level commanders to hide their failures

Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others
India

Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others

The Centre has removed the VIP security cover of several politicians and lawmakers, including RJD boss Lalu Prasad and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

The Narendra Modi campaign has targeted Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt to draw away attention from PMO role in Rafale deal
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The Narendra Modi campaign has targeted Rajiv Gandhi as corrupt to draw away attention from PMO role in Rafale deal

In his election speech on Saturday, the prime minister had said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi may have been feted by his courtiers, ‘but his life ended as Bhrashtachari No. 1’.

Navjot Singh Sidhu says Islamabad visit was 'govt-approved', 'not political'; BJP calls Congress 'pro-Pakistan'
India

Navjot Singh Sidhu says Islamabad visit was 'govt-approved', 'not political'; BJP calls Congress 'pro-Pakistan'

Clearing the air over the issue of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's embracing Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa at a press conference, the Punjab minister said he went to Pakistan with government approval and said he did not go there for any political gain.

GDP growth: BJP should tone down propensity for self-congratulation, relentless running down of all else
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GDP growth: BJP should tone down propensity for self-congratulation, relentless running down of all else

A subcommittee of the National Statistical Commission (NSC), an autonomous body, has released a report with a dataset relating to annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates going back to the last years of the Narasimha Rao government.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was 'rare' leader, sought resolution of Kashmir dispute with 'humaneness', says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was 'rare' leader, sought resolution of Kashmir dispute with 'humaneness', says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

A section of separatist leaders of Hurriyat Conference said Atal Behari Vajpayee was a "great man" and a rare leader with "humaneness" who sought a resolution of the issues related to Kashmir

Sending Indians to space isn’t a new idea, but Modi has now fast-tracked the project
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Sending Indians to space isn’t a new idea, but Modi has now fast-tracked the project

For its ambitious projects, including the manned flight, ISRO badly needed moral and financial support.

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir may be prudent decision as govt seeks to calm seething youth, break spiral of violence
India

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir may be prudent decision as govt seeks to calm seething youth, break spiral of violence

The ceasefire announced by the Centre for the month of Ramzan, which begins on Thursday, is a very prudent step. The rage that has been evident among young Kashmiris in south Kashmir is almost unbelievable and the resulting spiral of agitation and violence must be broken.

Pokhran-II after 20 years: India's nuclear deterrence has been reasonably successful in stabilising a volatile South Asia
India

Pokhran-II after 20 years: India's nuclear deterrence has been reasonably successful in stabilising a volatile South Asia

Pokhran assumes a greater significance because it provided India with a roadmap for external security policy in a volatile environment.

Ram Temple, social media and shifting alliances likely to make 2019 Lok Sabha polls expensive, devoid of positive sloganeering
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Ram Temple, social media and shifting alliances likely to make 2019 Lok Sabha polls expensive, devoid of positive sloganeering

Unlike the previous elections which slogans like Achhe Din Aane Wale Hain and Congress Ka Hath Aam Aadmi Ke Sath, campaigning for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls anything but positive with both BJP and Congress gearing up to make the most of past lessons

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai airport, says aviation sector set to soar in India
India

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Navi Mumbai airport, says aviation sector set to soar in India

While laying the foundation of Navi Mumbai international airport in Mumbai on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "This is the first time that a greenfield project has been undertaken in the aviation sector", media reports said.

Narendra Modi must heed Nehru's words: PM must stop talking about Partition, and get on with more urgent tasks
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Narendra Modi must heed Nehru's words: PM must stop talking about Partition, and get on with more urgent tasks

By blaming the Congress in Parliament on Wednesday for “partitioning” India, Modi ran the risk of making a needless point, even if unwittingly, to Pakistan

Infosys co-founders' stake sale: A painful parting if it happens, but they have a lot to cherish and celebrate
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Infosys co-founders' stake sale: A painful parting if it happens, but they have a lot to cherish and celebrate

What is the point in being in in a company where your views are no longer gospel but just 'inputs' for a bunch of directors long on management concepts and short on sentiment?

Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak
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Prosecution against flouting of finance electoral laws remains weak

The pernicious effect of vast amounts of illegal money in an election is therefore a very real threat, and the need for reform very evident.

Beyond Google with Ajay Singh: BJP with a sharp campaign shows it's no longer the party that lacks 'killer instincts'
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Beyond Google with Ajay Singh: BJP with a sharp campaign shows it's no longer the party that lacks 'killer instincts'

With a focused campaign in Uttar Pradesh election, the BJP seems to be leaving nothing to chance.

State-funded elections: PM Modi must realise it's an incomplete exercise without a transparent system
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State-funded elections: PM Modi must realise it's an incomplete exercise without a transparent system

What we need is a balanced package of measures so that the system of funding of political parties and elections is not abused.

NDTV India ban: Note to Rahul; blocking channels was Congress brainchild
India

NDTV India ban: Note to Rahul; blocking channels was Congress brainchild

Together with self-policing, the channels must think of ways to deal with the manpower crisis and raise its own credibility so that it’s better off to deal with attacks of the kind it is facing now.

Modi and Pakistan: Rhetorics, postures are all fine but India still lacks a proper answer
India

Modi and Pakistan: Rhetorics, postures are all fine but India still lacks a proper answer

The entire rigmarole of retaliation the Modi government has gone through since Uri creates the impression that cross-border terrorism is a new challenge for India

Burhan Wani: Indian state making a mistake understanding Kashmiri psyche
India

Burhan Wani: Indian state making a mistake understanding Kashmiri psyche

Perhaps the closest we had come to pulling back Kashmir was just around the time when Atal Behari Vajpayee was the prime minister of India. At the turn of the millennium, militancy was at its lowest in Kashmir, and Pakistan had been chained into submission because of the US war on terror and we had in Vajpayee, a PM who was willing to look beyond traditional politics for a solution.

BJP-RSS strategy to make India forget Nehru by nixing his name from textbooks won't fly
India

BJP-RSS strategy to make India forget Nehru by nixing his name from textbooks won't fly

Since the BJP and RSS are so keen to wipe Jawaharlal Nehru's name from history books, here is a suggestion: Why don't you start it from your home?